Headlines You Don’t Want to See Above a Photo of Your Block

"Study Finds the Potential Choke Points of Atlantic Yards"

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The "potential choke point" depicted above, the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Union Street at the bottom of Park Slope, is half a block down the street from Streetsblog headquarters.

I suppose this confirms that the Empire State Development Corporation is not yet considering my idea of eliminating west-bound traffic on Union Street and turning half of the road into a greenway connecting the Brooklyn waterfront to Prospect Park.

On the bright side, the worse traffic gets, the more we have to write about.

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